1 million Acres of Ocean Area have been gifted to Enron by the Department of Energy. This Ocean Area is Public Trust that the feds were supposed to have held In Trust for US.
This is why we need to get rid of the U.S. Department of Energy. It's spin central creating the illusion of success where there is failure funded by U.S. citizens.
BOSTON - U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of th... which could help enable 86 gigawatts of offshore wind in the United States by 2050. The strategy details the current state of offshore wind in the United States, presents the actions and innovations needed to reduce deployment costs and timelines, and provides a roadmap to support the growth and success of the industry.
The announcement of the report followed a tour of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) by the two cabinet members, White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Dan Utech, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper, the Energy Department’s Director of the Wind Energy Technologies Office Jose Zayas, and local and federal elected officials. The WTTC, located in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, is specifically designed to help the wind industry test the next generation of land-based and offshore wind turbine blades. The WTTC opened in 2011 and was funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and is an example of a crucial investment made during the Obama Administration to help the United States maintain its position as a leader in wind electricity generation. This new wind energy strategy is a part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan that will create American jobs and cut carbon pollution by developing America's clean energy resources..."
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan that includes the Charlestown, MA Wind Turbine Testing Center, isn't working.
WTCC's first customer, announced on May 18, 2011, Clipper Wind.
Here's the stark and bleak reality about public investment in politically favored renewable misadventures like the Wind Turbine Testing Center recently toured by White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Dan Utech, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper, the Energy Department’s Director of the Wind Energy Technologies Office Jose Zayas, and local and federal elected officials.
'Studies cite gains in Mass. > renewable energy industry' [9/17/13]
…refers to a Report by the MA Clean Energy Center MACEC about the success of the MA Clean Energy Center's investment of ratepayer dollars into renewables.
Page (1.), of this Report shows an image of the $40 million dollar publicly-funded Wind Turbine Testing Facility in Charlestown MA operated by MACEC.
From the Federal Government's Recovery Tracker we know the ³Total Award Amount $24,752,779". This stimulus funding is in addition to a $2 million US Department of Energy grant awarded. The testing facility also received $13.2 million in grants and loans from the state's Renewable Energy Trust, now called the MA Clean Energy Center MACEC. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 directors. Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr., Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, serves as Chairman.
Where are the green jobs for U.S. citizens? I count 5 for former MA gov Deval Patrick insiders as the WTTC-"Top 5 Officers and Compensation"
Recipient DUNS Number 830778390 Wind Turbine Testing Center "Jobs Created 0.00" appears on the federal government’s recovery tracker. In fact, Estimated Jobs by Quarter indicates “0.00” Number of Jobs from July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013.
Note: The ARRA Tracker Link no longer operates because our gov failed to pay for Dunn and Bradstreet numbers "DUNS"---maybe our gov just doesn't want us to track our forced investments...
The FACTS on the MA Wind Turbine Testing Center
Wind Turbine Testing Center Executive Director Rahul Yarala is a staffer at the MA Clean Energy Center MACEC. Rahul Yarala is the also the former Director of Engineering at Clipper Windpower, Inc.
Director Yarala of WTCC didn't understand the depth of Clipper's troubles as former Clipper Director of Engineering before making them the WTTC first customer?)
Clipper Wind was formerly the supplier of wind turbines to UPC First Wind. First Wind unsuccessfully sought a writ of attachment of $60 million against Clipper Wind that First Wind claimed did not deliver wind turbines that First Wind had contracted to purchase.
Clipper Windpower, whose 2.5MW Liberty turbine has gained acceptance in the US, made a $313.3m net loss in 2008, compared with $192.5m the previous year, mainly due to costs to repair cracked blades, the company
From this link above-
The company’s game can be seen in its involvement with James Dehlsen, a member of the board of the radical World Watch Institute who founded Zond Corporation in 1980 and served as Chairman of the Board until its acquisition by Enron Corporation in January 1997. As Chairman Emeritus of Zond, he served on the Board of Enron Wind Corporation until March 2000. Dehlsen served as an advisor to the Department of Energy’s Wind Program, testified at the first U.S. Senate hearings on global warming, and was a delegate to the climate change conference in Kyoto, Japan.
Subject: Clipper Liberty Wind wind turbines
Hawaii Free Press
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
'Confidential Memo: Wind Turbine Model Installed at Kahuku has Structural Problems'
Clipper Liberty was founded by a former Director of Enron Wind. Clipper Liberty Vice President of Engineering is also an Enron Wind veteran.
Five months after the New York presentation, Clipper Liberty stockholders leapt at the chance to unload their shares for £1.80 ($2.81) per share offered by United Technologies.
Clipper Wind is United Technologies Corp (UTX) “misbegotten acquisition.”
“ENRON WIND OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED” (dissolved).
“CLIPPER WINDPOWER EUROPE LIMITED” (dissolved)
"Top 5 Officers and Compensation" at the testing center amounts to $798,937.00 to MA Clean Energy Center executives benefiting by the ratepayer surcharges they collect, including Rahul Yarala @ $150,000.
Clipper Wind was forced into bankruptcy.
An auction was held to liquidate their assets, Spare Parts, Inventory, Facility & Material Handling Equipment during September of 2013.
And, former Governor Patrick’s appointed Advisor on green policy, former UPC First CEO Paul Gaynor, sought a writ of attachment against Clipper Wind, their former wind turbine supplier, for $60 million, but failed.
Lawsuit: Kahuku Windfarm May Never Get its Turbines Repaired
This wind turbine manufacturer held an online auction for their manufacturing equipment and real estate during the month of September of 2013.
September 2013, Clipper Wind is out of business-online auction-
Kind of hard to imagine one million acres of off shore wind turbines. What effect will all those blades and all that infrasound have on wildlife? Oh, I forgot. Nobody cares. It's all about symbolism.
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